Today marks exactly 3 years since my very first book was published!! 🙌🏻 It had a completely different cover that was awful (I’m going to post a #tbt of that next! 😬) and it barely sold its first month, but I was more than thrilled just for those few! Still am!! 🙈
Now, 3 years later, I’m two weeks from turning 27 years old and I have 8 books published with 2 more being published by the end of this year. 📚 Ive hit some amazing bestseller lists and sold more copies than I ever thought possible. 🎉 I’ve written 11 books total and even sold audio rights to 3 books, with the first audiobook coming out 2 days ago! 🎶
But it hasn’t been easy and it’s not all rainbows! 🌈 I’ve also spent the last 3 years working 80 hour weeks, learning marketing and digital medias, and hybrid publishing. 🤓 I made a loss my first two years, but finally a normal salary in my third (thank you, baby Jesus). 💸 I’ve worked unbelievably hard and every part of it has been worth it. That’s why I’m taking this moment to look back and appreciate everything that has gotten me here and everything I’ve sacrificed to do it. I’m giving myself a pat on the back today-something I rarely do- because #selflove rocks. 💞
I can’t wait to see where another 3 years takes me! Thank you to every reader who gave my books a chance, every author who gave me a helping hand, and every blogger who supported me and shared my work.
This is for you, guys. 🍾🍾🍾🍾
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